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Classic singletrack with fast descents, and steep technical climbs.


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,246' 380 m

High

1,099' 335 m

Low

507' 154 m

Up

502' 153 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

There are three trails at Westwood Park; Red, Green and Orange. The trails are natural, non-machined trails. When you enter the park, turn left to the upper parking lot. The trailhead is at the end of the parking lot on the left. A trail map is located at the trailhead. When facing the trailhead, enter to the left to begin the Red trail or go straight to enter the Green trail. Both are marked. The trail to the right is the exit. The Orange trail is located across the road.

The Green Trail is a 1.2 mile beginner friendly subset of the longer and more technical Red Trail. It does not contain any steep climbs or descents and is relatively root free. There are five splits in the trail. Signs are posted at the splits. To stay on the Green Trail, simply follow the Green arrows at each split.

The Orange Trail was built in 2022. It is a 2.3 mile natural trail with multiple stream crossings, one switch back climb and one technical switchback descent.

Description

The first section on the Green Trail is the easiest and can be ridden as a beginner loop by following green arrows. This is a fast, flowy section with a few sustained downhills. To stay on the Green Trail, simply follow the green arrows at the splits.
The Red Trail is 7 miles long and contains two really fast, swooping downhills, not terribly technical, but steep sections.

At mile 3.5, and 4.3, are the two toughest climbs on the trail, Switchback Hill, and Widowmaker Climb. Switchback Hill has two tight, steep switchbacks. Widowmaker is very steep with large, slippery roots. A creek crossing is located at mile 5.

The trail, after crossing the creek, is another 1 mile beginner friendly section. This segment will end with a tough rock garden after crossing the sewer road. After this section, pedal to the left on the paved road around the pond. Follow the road up the hill. Look for Red trail markers on the left as you climb the paved road up from the pond. This indicates where you re-enter the woods for the remainder of the singletrack. Follow this back around to the trailhead. It will cross the paved road once.

Contacts

Shared By:

Taylor Bradley with improvements by Delane Heath and 1 other

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Photos

Trails behind the baseball field with a view of City Lake.
Feb 8, 2023 near Toast, NC
A narrow spot after the final descent, but with an alternate ride around on the uphill side.
Mar 2, 2023 near Toast, NC
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